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Ludovic Courtès 9 years ago
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@ -27,6 +27,12 @@ As the name implies, this option atomically upgrades all the packages
installed in a profile or the set of packages matching a given regexp.
See “Invoking guix package” in the manual.
*** New “guix package --search” option
Performs a full text search in package synopses and descriptions, and returns
the matching packages in recutils format. See “Invoking guix package” in the
manual, for details.
*** New “guix pull” command
The command pulls the latest version of Guix–both the package management
@ -36,8 +42,11 @@ modules and the distribution. See the manual for details.
The “substituter” mechanism allows pre-built binaries to be transparently
downloaded instead of performing a build locally. Currently binaries are
available for x86_64 Linux-based GNU systems from http://hydra.gnu.org. See
the manual for details.
available for x86_64 Linux-based GNU systems from http://hydra.gnu.org. The
distribution is continuously built and binaries are made available from there.
See http://hydra.gnu.org/jobset/gnu/master under “Job status” for the list of
available binary packages.
*** New “guix refresh” command
@ -49,12 +58,17 @@ distribution to the latest upstream releases of GNU software.
Convenience command to compute the hash of a file. See the manual for
details.
*** (guix download) now supports HTTPS, using GnuTLS
*** Nix daemon code updated
It allows package source tarballs to be retrieved over HTTPS.
The daemon code from Nix, used by the ‘guix-daemon’ command, has been updated
to current Nix ‘master’.
** Programming interfaces
*** (guix download) now supports HTTPS, using GnuTLS
It allows package source tarballs to be retrieved over HTTPS.
*** New ‘native-search-path’ and ‘search-path’ package fields
Packages can define in their ‘native-search-path’ field environment variables
@ -108,5 +122,5 @@ Coreutils 8.20, GDB 7.6, Texinfo 5.1.
*** Noteworthy new packages
TeXLive, Xorg, GNU Parted, QEMU and QEMU-KVM, Avahi, Bigloo, CHICKEN,
Scheme48, Hugs, Python, Lua, Samba.
TeXLive, Xorg, GNU GRUB, GNU Parted, QEMU and QEMU-KVM, Avahi, Bigloo,
CHICKEN, Scheme48, Hugs, Python, Lua, Samba.

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